[cc-licenses] Clarification needed regarding collective works & derivative works in the context of podcasts / dj mixes

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Sun Sep 17 06:46:38 EDT 2006

Mike Linksvayer schrieb:
> On Sat, 2006-09-16 at 03:56 +0200, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
>> This is about music released under *-*-noderivs. Do downloadable
>> (podcasted) dj mixes (where one piece of music is usually crossfaded
>> into another, played at a different pitch than the original and the
>> pieces are usually not played in their entire length) constitute a
>> collective work or a derivative work?
>> If they are considered a derivative work, would playing the
>> noderivs-pieces of music at their original pitch, without
>> crossfading/mixing and in their entire length make it a collective work?
> Here's what http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide says:
> [...]
Yes, I found that document as well. The thing of the matter is, however,
a DJ mix is well short of creating bastard pop (mash-ups) and
technically, most podcasts do substantially alter the music they include
at data level (through compression, normalizing, equalizing, talking
over) as well. Now while I do have little doubt that podcasting is
probably something that is meant to be encouraged rather than made
difficult by CC licensing, and I also think that a musician choosing
"noderivs" as part of their license is mostly concerned with preventing
sampling and "bootleg"-remixes and not so much any of it appearing in a
DJ set (after all, especially electronic dance music is, if anything,
made *for* being part of a DJ set), the license and all explanatory
documents I have found so far do leave me in a bit of a limbo.

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